1942 ***** 73 mins.
I first read about this film in the Stephen King book Danse Macabre. I immediately wanted to see the film. I first recorded it off public television one Saturday night. Then, I rented an old VHS, which I later purchased when the store went out of business. Finally, I bought the double feature DVD, which also featured the film's sequel, The Curse of the Cat People. Well, the first time I saw this film, I was hooked. I absolutely adored it. To this day, I can't help but love this film. It has a beautiful leading lady (Simone Simon), an intruging story (she can't fall in love for fear of turning into a panther and killing the man she loves), and a definite atmospheric presentation. Cat People is one of the best films I have ever seen, and I enjoy it even more with each viewing.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.37:1